The Art Forger is an art history thriller, with lots of information about Isabbella (Belle) Stewart Gardner, Degas and the history of forgery, and a real tension that is built up around the central character, Claire Roth, who is both a forger, an artist and makes unfortunate choices in boyfriends. It is based on the story of the paintings stolen from the Gardener museum in 1990. So far, it’s a thriller with no murders. Click on the picture to go to an interview with B. A. Shapiro.